'It was really hard': Jennifer Aniston reveals her journey trying to get pregnant via IVF
'God forbid a woman is successful and doesn't have a child,' Jennifer Aniston said
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jennifer Aniston, 53, has spoken about trying to get pregnant through IVF but says "the ship has sailed." The actress playing Rachel Green in 'Friends' said, she was "throwing everything at it," but didn't succeed while in the meantime facing "media scrutiny."
Revealing her struggles with infertility, Aniston told Allure Magazine, “I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’ You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.” The actress was married to Brad Pitt through 2005 and later wed actor Justin Theroux before the couple divorced in 2018.
“All the years and years and years of speculation … It was really hard. I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it,” said the 'Marley & Me' actress. Aniston further said she had spent many years protecting her story for that she was protective as she feels there is little to keep. “I’ve spent so many years protecting my story about IVF. I’m so protective of these parts because I feel like there’s so little that I get to keep to myself,” Aniston told the magazine.
For Jennifer, speaking about her struggle was like "coming out of hibernation" as she hasn't had anything to hide. “The [world] creates narratives that aren’t true, so I might as well tell the truth. I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation. I don’t have anything to hide,” she revealed, as per the New York Post.
While the tabloid headlines about her love life and not being able to conceive hurt her, she said the media can be cruel towards women in the industry who do not have children, and refuted the "narrative" that she was selfish and and preoccupied with her career. "God forbid a woman is successful and doesn't have a child," she said.
Talking about ex Brad Pitt, the 'Bruce Almighty' star claimed, "And the reason my husband left me, why we broke up and ended our marriage, was because I wouldn't give him a kid. It was absolute lies. I don't have anything to hide at this point."
The star, who is appearing in the Apple TV+ series 'The Morning Show', felt "a little relief now" about being older and found it "liberating," because "there is no more, 'Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.' I don't have to think about that anymore," she explained.